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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2006
  • pp: 790–792

Optically induced Zener tunneling in one-dimensional lattices

Andrea Fratalocchi, Gaetano Assanto, Kasia A. Brzdakiewicz, and Mirek A. Karpierz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 6, pp. 790-792 (2006)

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We investigate Landau–Zener tunneling in one-dimensional liquid crystalline waveguide arrays by all-optical impression of acceleration with an additional beam. We derive the Zener model from the governing equations and demonstrate a novel approach to Floquet–Bloch band tunneling.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 14, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 15, 2005

Andrea Fratalocchi, Gaetano Assanto, Kasia A. Brzdakiewicz, and Mirek A. Karpierz, "Optically induced Zener tunneling in one-dimensional lattices," Opt. Lett. 31, 790-792 (2006)

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